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E.ON is one of the ‘Big Six’ energy suppliers in the UK. It’s hugely popular with a staggering 4.3 million customers across the country. But that pales in comparison to their global reach. E.ON operates over 30 countries, serving 33 million customers, making them one of the biggest suppliers of home and business energy in the world.

Starting life in 1901 as Clyde Valley Electrical Power Company, they later became South of Scotland Electricity Board (SSEB). Their long history has put them in good stead to go on to become one of the UK’s major energy providers, leading the charge in developing wind power across the UK and investing heavily in renewable energy solutions.

E.ON has recently moved all its customers onto 100% renewable energy electricity, showcasing their dedication to move to a more sustainable solution for their customers.

 

Ownership

E.ON is owned by German company E.ON SE, one of the largest energy companies in the world. A member of the DAX Stock Index, which makes up the most significant German companies, E.ON acquired the formerly government-owned Powergen in the UK, and now also owns a controlling majority in Innogy, the parent company of nPower, strengthening its position as a giant in the energy sector.

Location

E.on's postal address is listed as:

E.ON

Trinity House

2 Burton Street

Nottingham

NG1 4BX

If you choose to switch through Love Energy Savings, one of our representatives will contact E.ON's team on your behalf, saving you the hassle of back and forth communications. That way, you get the energy tariff you want with minimal fuss.

E.ON prices and tariffs

Business Tariffs

E.ON business customers can choose from a range of fixed-rate tariffs for between one and three years. Much like the customer side, there’s a discount for paying by monthly direct debit of 7% discount, or 5% if you pay every quarter.

E.ON currently serves over 500,000 business energy customers, which looks set to rise as they absorb all of the nPower business energy accounts.

Residential Tariffs

E.ON offers customers a range of options to suit their circumstances, some requiring smart meter installation whilst others offering no exit fees. It’s best to check what you’ll need before signing up to make sure the tariff type meets all your needs.

Fixed Tariffs

You’ll know where you stand with these fixed tariffs as you’ll lock in your energy rates for the duration of the contract. 

It’s worth noting that you won’t be able to take advantage of any drops in market prices, but you will also be protected against any rise in energy prices too.

  • Fix Online v35 - £60 exit fee (£30 electricity, £30 gas). 12-month tariff. Direct Debit discount. Free smart meter installation. Online account management. Payment by fixed monthly Direct Debit.
  • Fix & Boiler Cover v28 - 60 exit fee (£30 electricity, £30 gas). 12-month tariff. Agree to have smart meters installed. Direct Debit discount. Option to take out boiler cover. Payment by fixed monthly Direct Debit.
  • Fix 2 Year v4 - 24-month tariff. Agree to have smart meters installed. Direct Debit discount. No exit fee.
  • Fix and Drive v7 - £60 exit fee (£30 electricity, £30 gas). 24-month tariff. 850 EV miles reward. Agree to have smart meters installed. Direct Debit discount. EV ownership. Payment by fixed monthly Direct Debit.

Pay As You Go Tariff

A pay-as-you-go tariff is an advance payment that allows you to top up using the app or website or via Post Office vouchers.

  • EnergyPlan with Smart Pay As You Go - No contract end date. No exit fee. Prices are not fixed.

Prepayment Tariff

This tariff allows you to pay for your energy in advance so you can keep full track of your spending and top up as and when required.

  • E.ON EnergyPlan with Prepayment - No contract end date. No exit fee. Prices are not fixed.

Variable Tariffs

E.ON’s variable tariffs allow you to take full advantage of any rises or falls in market prices.

  • E.ON EnergyPlan - Direct Debit Discount. No exit fee. No contract end date. Prices are not fixed.
  • E.ON EnergyPlan Assist - Requires a credit meter. No exit fee. No contract end date. Prices are not fixed.

Supply source

Take a look at how E.ON generates its electricity, broken down by fuel source. They source electricity from a range of renewable sources.

  • Coal — 7.3%
  • Gas — 49.5%
  • Nuclear — 14.9%
  • Renewable — 25.2%
  • Other — 3.1%

Compare these statistics to the typical fuel mix from UK suppliers in our wholesale energy guide.

Financial Performance

The latest financial figures for E.ON are from End of Year 2018. They are as follows:

Metric Total (EUR in millions) Year on Year Change
Sales €30,253 -20%
Adjusted EBITDA €4,840 -2%
Adjusted EBIT €2,989 -3%
Adjusted net income €1,505 +5%
Investments €3,523 +6%
Employees (at year-end) 43,302 +1%

 

Awards

E.ON has won many awards over the years, but their most recent awards have seen them recognised by their customers and by their employees by being awarded:

  • uSwitch Easiest to Switch - Best Large Supplier in 2019
  • Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers 2017, 2018, 2019

 

Cancellation policy

E.ON allows you to switch at any point during your contract but it may be subject to exit fees. Any credit will be refunded once your final bill is calculated, which is around 6 weeks after your switch. 

E.on may object to the switch going ahead if you have an outstanding balance on your account so make sure you’ve got the funds to clear it before attempting a switch.

Green performance

E.ON provides all of its customers’ homes with 100% renewable electricity, giving them some serious green credentials. These sources include wind, biomass and solar, all backed by a renewable certificate to ensure all their energy comes from sustainable sources.

Understanding your E.ON Energy bill

Your statements and bills can be viewed in your YourEnergyApp, but you’ll be emailed when your bill is ready.

Your online or paper bill will tell you:

  • Name of your supplier
  • Date of Bill
  • Account Number.
  • Your Energy Plan
  • Discounts and Rewards
  • Please pay now
  • Meter readings
  • Payment slip
  • Your bill total – how we worked it out
  • Tracking your energy usage:
  • MPAN number
  • MPRN Number
  • Your Key Facts 
  • Your key facts – Your Plan

You can learn more about what you can expect on your energy bills here.

How to switch to E.ON

Love Energy Savings can handle a switch to E.ON for you, whether you're switching from an old E.ON tariff or from a different provider altogether. We’ll get everything sorted for you by liaising with your current provider and the E.ON team.

Enter your details here to generate a quote for your home and then simply choose the tariffs that's right for you.

 

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Energy saving FAQs

  • What is an energy broker?

    An energy broker acts as a third party intermediary between commercial energy suppliers and businesses. Energy brokers work with several energy providers and can help businesses compare lots of prices for energy at once - saving you the hard work of shopping around for seperate energy quotes.

  • How can I compare the market for business energy?

    The easiest way to compare the market for business energy is to request a quote for business energy. Here at Love Energy Savings, we work with many well-known business energy providers, as well as several independent suppliers to bring our customers the most competitive quotes for business gas and electricity. This makes it very easy for businesses to compare quotes and choose the right one for their business.

  • What are the different business tariff options

    Businesses can choose between fixed-rate tariffs and variable-rate tariffs on business energy. Fixed-rate tariffs mean the price you pay for gas or electricity is fixed for a period of time, so if energy prices fluctuate, the price you pay will not be affected. These contracts are fixed for a period of time, from 12 months to 5 years.

    Variable-rate tariffs respond to energy market trends, so if the cost of energy increases, you will have to pay more for the energy you use. However, if market prices drop, you will pay less for the energy you use. You are not tied into a contract with a variable-rate tariff. To leave your supplier, you simply need to provide 30 days’ notice.

  • What is green business energy?

    Green business energy is a more environmentally friendly way to power your business. If you buy your business energy from a green energy supplier, your supplier is promising to match some or all of the electricity you use with renewable energy, which is then fed back into the National Grid.

    Read Love Energy Savings Guide to Green Energy Deals for more information.

  • What information do I need if I want to switch business energy?

    You will need to make sure you’re choosing the best deal for your business when switching your business energy supplier. To accurately compare quotes, you will need the following details which you’ll find on your energy bill:

    • Your supplier name
    • Your monthly payment amount
    • Current energy consumption and unit rate (kWh)
    • Your MPAN number, also known as supplier number

    With this information, you will be able to compare new quotes against your current rate. When you find the right deal for you, you can switch your business energy.

  • List of business energy suppliers

    At Love Energy Savings, we work with the following energy suppliers:

    • Avanti Gas
    • British Gas
    • CNG
    • Crown Gas & Power
    • Dual Energy
    • EDF
    • EON
    • Gazprom Energy
    • Npower
    • Octopus Energy
    • Opus
    • Scottish Power
    • Total Gas & Power
    • Utilita
  • What should I do if I’m moving business premises?

    If you’re moving business premises, there are a number of things you need to do:

    • Contact your energy provider and tell them when you’ll be leaving the premises
    • Provide a final meter reading and keep a copy for your records
    • Leave Direct Debits in place until your contract has been fully terminated.

    When you get to your new business premises it’s essential you set up a new energy contract as soon as possible to prevent you from being overcharged for your business energy:

    • Take meter readings as soon as you move in
    • Compare energy prices as soon as possible
    • Choose a new supplier and give them your meter readings and confirm the date you moved in
  • Do business energy quotes include VAT and CCL charges?

    At Love Energy Savings, we include additional charges such as VAT and CCL in our quotes. For a full breakdown of costs, click ‘more details’ on all quotes provided in our comparison engine results page.

  • Can charities and not-for-profit organisations get discounts on business energy?

    Charities and not-for-profit organisations many not receive energy discounts but they can get reductions on VAT (from 20% to 5%) and be exempt from the Climate Change Levy, which could help reduce energy bills overall. Discounts are not automatically applied, so make sure you speak to one of our experts about getting these discounts applied to your energy bills.

    Read our helpful article Is Your Charity Making The Most of VAT Reduction on Its Energy Bills? for more more information.

  • How do I switch business utilities?

    Switching business utilities is very easy. Simply start by comparing utility prices, when you have found the right deal for your business, click ‘switch now’ to complete your switch online.

    At Love Energy Savings, we’ll handle negotiations between suppliers too, making the whole process as stress-free as possible.

  • Who is the cheapest energy provider for businesses?

    The cheapest energy provider for businesses will depend on a number of factors, such as:

    • Your location
    • The size of your premises
    • Your current supplier
    • Current spend on business energy
    • Current consumption of kWh units and current standing charges
    • Meter type (standard, economy 7, maximum demand or half hourly)

    The easiest way to find the cheapest energy provider is to compare energy prices.

  • Who is the best energy supplier?

    Choosing the best energy supplier for your business is very important. You want to know that the provider you choose will value you as a customer, that you’ll receive excellent customer service and that the company acts with total transparency.

    Which? consumer magazine published a survey that compared key suppliers on a number of factors including:

    • Bill accuracy
    • Customer service (phone)
    • Customer service (online)
    • Complaints handling
    • Helping you understand and reduce energy use
    • Value for money

    Take a look at the ‘Best and worst energy companies for 2019’ survey for more information.

  • How can I fix business energy prices?

    If you want to fix the price you pay for business energy, simply choose a fixed-price tariff. Energy providers fix prices from 12 months up to 5 years, so just choose the one that you feel suits the needs of your business the most.

  • How long will it take to switch?

    Once you’ve found your new, cheaper tariff, it takes between 4 and 6 weeks to complete the switch from one supplier to another. We will manage this process for you, so you don’t have to. The transfer is seamless; your energy will not be cut off as a result of switching. We’ll keep you up-to-date if there are any transfer issues. If you have any queries before or after the switch, please don’t hesitate to contact your personal Account Manager on: 01204 372 746.

  • Will my business be disrupted when I switch?

    There won’t be any disruptions to your supply, so it will be business as usual! We’ll liaise with your existing supplier and negotiate the entire process for you. We’ll let you know when your switch has been completed.

  • How much could I save by switching my energy provider?

    How much you can save is dependent on how much energy you use. But, on average, businesses with an electricity bill of £2,400pa (consumption below 50,000kWh), can expect to save up to £943 when they switch.

  • What do I have to do to switch my business energy supplier?

    Switching your business energy has never been easier. Once you’ve found a supplier and quote which suits your business’ needs simply hit ‘Buy Now’ or wait for one of our agents to contact you. Once you’re happy to proceed, we’ll handle the entire switch for you. We’ll need a few additional bits of information along the way, but this will all be explained in your welcome pack

  • Do energy prices change depending on your location?

    Yes – you will find that energy prices change from region to region.

    Factors that influence pricing will depend on:

    • The number of suppliers that sell energy in that region
    • The number of suppliers that buy from the generators in that region
    • The charges local distribution networks put onto your energy supply